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Community Solar: Renewable Energy for All

Most people can agree that solar energy is a great way to generate emission-free electricity. but unfortunately, personal solar panel installations are not always a viable option. For example, residential solar panels must be installed by homeowners, so renters are often out of luck. Likewise, those that live in an apartment building or on a heavily shaded property lined with large trees may not have enough usable roof space for a cost-effective solar energy system.  That’s where community solar comes in.  At Solar Us Shop, we love all forms of solar, from handheld devices to massive utility-scale arrays. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how community solar works in order to help more people connect with renewable...

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Solar Air Conditioning: How to Stay Cool with Green Electricity (At Home and On the Go)

  Believe it or not, that glowing ball of fire in the sky that we call “the sun” can actually be used to cool down your home with the right technology.  It’s true: solar-powered air conditioning is a real thing that is happening right now, all over the world – in both small and large-scale applications.   And while heat capture has long been a part of solar-assisted thermal cooling systems, modern photovoltaic (PV) electric solar panel systems can now be used to power every appliance in your home, from the toaster to your air conditioning system.  Solar Air Conditioning for Homes Costing United States residents approximately $29 billion annually, running the air conditioning at home is typically done at the...

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Solar Energy & Electric Vehicles - Summer 2022

  Whether you’re watching television during a commercial break or are out on the road somewhere this summer, the presence of electric vehicles in the United States is at an all-time high and certainly more visible than ever.  Of course at Solar Us Shop, we couldn’t be more excited as, when in use, electric vehicles produce less overall emissions than traditional combustion chamber engines. With a greener future ahead, it is actually a bit shocking when you realize that cars are now being powered by the sun, via photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems, all around the world.  Last summer we answered the question, “Can solar panels charge EVs?” to showcase exactly how small PV systems can power personal vehicles. This...

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Top Four Tips to Save Money on Electric Bills in 2022

  We cannot deny that the rate of electricity is increasing day by day. Everyone cannot survive with the increase in the inflation rate. We need to study some ways to control the cost of electricity. Electricity is an essential part of life, and every electronic appliance is wasted without the connection of electricity. The rate of electricity is at its peak. If you want to save your money and use electricity, go for solar energy. There are different types of solar lights depending on your need. Other than this, you can limit the timings and control electricity usage. Try to hand the laundry and dry the clothes in the direct sunlight instead of using the washing dryer.  Below are...

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Gear up for a Solar Powered Summer

  Aah… the summer. Longer days, warmer weather, and a calendar full of vacations, BBQs, and outdoor get-togethers.  As Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, it's time to begin thinking about what gear you’ll need to make sure that the fun never stops, and at Solar Us Shop, we’d like to encourage our readers to look upward and power this season with solar energy.  Solar Powered Products for Summer 2022 Although the White House called 2021 the “Summer of Solar”, there is no reason to stop while we're ahead. From utility-scale projects to handheld renewable energy devices, solar is everywhere in 2022, and we are thrilled to be along for the ride.  With 12 hours of sunlight on...

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Solar Breeze Ariel - Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Best Practices

The weather is getting warmer, and for some lucky people, this means that it is officially time to open up the pool! Last summer, our never-ending quest to showcase the world’s best renewable energy products allowed us to introduce the Solar Breeze Ariel, an instant hit among eco-conscious pool owners.   And while we already highlighted many of this solar-powered, surface-skimming pool cleaner’s best features in our full review of the Solar-Breeze Ariel, there is still a lot to know about how to properly use this great product.  To help our new, existing, and future customers have the best ownership experience possible, here are some essential tips and tricks on how to take care of your Solar Breeze Ariel. How to...

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How To Save Energy at Home: 10 Tips

  With gas and electricity prices on the rise, it's never been more important to keep an eye on your energy usage. A few simple changes to your daily routine will not only help you save on your energy bills but will also make your home more sustainable. Need some pointers? Read on for 10 effective ways of saving energy at home.  1. Carry Out a Home Energy Audit Before you start making any significant changes to your everyday habits, it makes sense to carry out a home energy audit. Many companies offer this as a service, but you can undertake an audit yourself with little effort. Inspect your property for things like air leaks that might lead to unwanted...

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What Are The Major Things You Must Know Before Installing Solar Panels On Your Home?

  The world is constantly progressing forward, looking for innovative ways to preserve energy and protect the planet. One of the century's major innovations is solar panels. They allow us to use clean and renewable electricity for our homes and workplaces. Reducing energy consumption and switching to solar is the breakthrough that proves the advancement in the ecological side of technology. In addition to being environmentally friendly, it can save you a lot of money in the long run after a one-time investment. There are various things to consider before installing solar panels in your home. This article will run you through a few things to know before taking the next step. In this way, you can understand whether a...

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Discover the Future of Energy - 7 Types of Renewable Energy

  The world relies heavily on energy for manufacturing, transportation, lighting and heating. Traditionally, most of this energy has been produced by burning coal, oil and natural gas. These sources will run out at some point as we continue to extract them from the earth. As a planet, we need to turn to renewable energy to ensure we all have sufficient power in the future. We must also use energy sources that don’t damage the environment and impair our health. Renewable energy is the answer. What is Renewable Energy? Energy sources that do not deplete when used and replenish themselves infinitely are renewable. This includes sunlight, waves, wind and geothermal heat. By contrast, natural gas, oil and coal (fossil fuels)...

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How the Circular Economy can Support the Push for Sustainable Energy

  With the growing demand for renewable energy sources like solar power, it's easy to forget that the immediate source of energy is not the only area where the environment can suffer. We are increasingly facing supply chain issues and environmental concerns over the resources needed to make sustainable energy sources in the first place.  Much of this issue revolves around rare earth materials which, as the name suggests, are hard to come by, and get harder with every load that is pulled from the earth. Furthermore, there is much concern over the mining practices used to get these materials, specifically with regards to the damage it does to the surrounding environment. A Circular Economy Many of these issues can...

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Celebrate Earth Day with Us!

Celebrate Earth Day with Solar Us Shop April 22nd, 2022 is the 52nd annual celebration of Earth Day – how will you choose to spend it?  As the most widely observed non-religious holiday on the planet, over a billion people are expected to celebrate Earth Day this year, with plenty of environmentally-friendly organized and spontaneous activities to choose from, all over the world.   At Solar Us Shop, we believe that Earth Day is every day, which is why this is our favorite time of the year. To help people get into action and spend their time as effectively as possible, let’s take an inside look at Earth Day 2022, highlight the year's theme, and showcase how everyone can get involved...

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The Top Ten Countries Using Solar Power in 2022

  As the sun revolves around the globe, more and more countries are generating solar power at small and large scales capacities. And in 2022, the decade-long boom of the international solar energy industry continues to grow. With geopolitics and supply chain shortages from the coronavirus pandemic limiting the world’s available resources, PV solar power has the potential to domestically generate tons of electricity, anywhere the sun shines. Below, we’ll take a look at which countries are producing the most solar power in 2022.  Which Countries are Producing the Most Solar Power?  First and foremost, we must start by saying that the amount of solar power capacity is always increasing around the world. While this is an exciting notion to...

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The Future of Solar Energy in the United States

  The future is solar-powered, or at least that’s what it may look like here in the United States. And while we certainly still have a long way to go (and an enormous amount of red tape to cross) Solar Us Shop is happy to be a part of the renewable energy revolution, primarily powered by the sun, wind, and water.  In this article, we take a look ahead at solar energy’s potentially leading role in the future of United States electricity generation. Our Current Reality In 2020, nearly one-fifth (19.8%) of the electricity generated at a utility-scale level nationwide was powered by renewable energy resources. A slowly rising percentage in the country’s energy portfolio, the top two renewables in...

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5 Renewable Ways to Power Your Home In 2022

  Renewable sources of power are becoming more and more popular as people look for ways to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels. And while many homeowners still rely on traditional methods like solar and wind energy, a few new options are available you can consider while doing 3d architectural renderings. In this article, we’ll take a look at five renewable sources of power you can use at home in 2022. 1. Solar energy Solar energy is the most popular form of renewable energy globally and is expected to take over as the leading source of power by 2022. It is due to the falling prices of solar panels and the increasing demand for solar-powered homes. If you’re looking to install...

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Solar Power: The Perfect Guide For Installing Solar Panels

  Solar power is becoming more and more popular as people become more environmentally conscious. Solar power provides an efficient and renewable source of energy, and it also helps reduce your carbon footprint. If you're thinking about installing solar panels in your home, you'll want to read this guide first. This article will discuss the basics of solar power, including how it works and the benefits of using it. We'll also provide a step-by-step guide on how to install solar panels in your home. What is Solar Power? Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electrical energy. This energy can power homes, businesses, and other buildings. The sun is a virtually inexhaustible energy source, and solar power is one...

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